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Dodge County Georgia Genealogy Records Available Online to Members

Wills

  • Dodge County Wills 1878-1901 (abstracts).

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Bk A (1871 to 1888)
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Bk B (1888 to 1894)
  • Annual Returns and Vouchers, Bk C (1893 to 1901)

Marriages

  • 1871-1885 (index)
  • 1885-1886 (from newspapers)

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Eastman Depot

Eastman Depot A railroad station stop of the Macon and Brunswick Railroad was constructed in 1869. The president of the railroad was William Pitt Eastman, an industrialist. When Eastman visited the new stop, he purchased land on both sides of the line and laid out a town. William Dodge, president of the Georgia Land and Lumber Company, funded the building of a courthouse in exchange for the county being named after him.

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Railroad Dollars: The Macon and Brunswick Railroad

railroad dollarRailroad Dollar During the 1860s the railroad printed its own dollar as a means of payment for wages. Male railroad workers were paid between $1 and $5 per day. Immigrants were paid the lowest amount. In 1922 it was reported that the railroads did a large volume of business on a narrow traffic margin.

Names of Families in Dodge County Wills, Estates, Marriages

Dodge County was created in 1870 from parts of Montgomery, Pulaski, and Telfair counties. It was named for William E. Dodge, a New York businessman who owned large tracts of forest land in Georgia. Dodge helped persuade Congress to remove taxation on timber and made a gift to the county by building its first courthouse in 1908.

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